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    Coolboats to admire

    ive sold a couple of boats - its never happened to me
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    Coolboats to admire

    Wow !!- not my style but impressive
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    Coolboats to admire

    wow - above bolero has done some sea miles - two handed circumnavigation !!
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    Coolboats to admire

    wow that Ylva d 70 is nice - seems good value always pleasantly surprised by the yachts of northern Europe
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    49er learning curve

    heart rate is interesting........getting a good workout there .
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    What’s it’s rate?

    now thats a centreboard...
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    20+ Footer - Building in Hawaii

    Thread started august 2009 - 10 year anniversary soon. still cool looking boat
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    Coolboats to admire

    Lynnette much nicer than math stuff
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    Coolboats to admire

    that's better - nice S4B - that low boom would keep you on your toes when tacking and gybing ?
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    Coolboats to admire

    can we get back to boats.....sails are under load and seems overpowered in light breeze
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    Coolboats to admire

    I like the gaff rig - mizzen seems small - is it still effective ? With soft boom - no out haul - flatten sail with downhaul and then reef?
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    Coolboats to admire

    Thanks All@ maybe explains why all the rigging rig looked very neat - seems quite a tall mast for a boat its age
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    Coolboats to admire

    try and bump this thread ...saw this boat at Hobart just before wooden boat festival. went thru all the boats on catalogue and couldn't find it. Put it in a different thread on SA- no one knew what design/build real nice looking boat - interestingly rigging is synthetic (dyneema/spectra) sorry, not best photo
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    Baltic 45 custom

    seemed to address the bathroom issue very well....bit light on the cooking and eating facilities
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    REO 770 starts production

    I am assuming trailerable ball park figure $$
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    where is it?

    interesting view of modern underwater shape - appear quite flat particularly aft. i guess going up wind it is always heeling making a V shape to the water
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    safety first

    hate to be his teenage daughter growing up ... she would have had a lot of clothing on
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    What to eat ? 4 day regatta

    thanks - All good,. rum - sailboard/dinghy regatta with lunch breaks - race course was close to club. didn't vary too much from usual - club had good lunches - meat and salad rolls cheers
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    What to eat ? 4 day regatta

    thanks zonk - sailboarding
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    Smart Watch

    any thoughts on apple watch specifically. I am low end user - just want a countdown for starts on dinghy. As an aside i will also use as bike compute and i like the model which allows me to use as phone which is handy when don't want to take whole phone - i understand charge time can be restrictive.
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    Wooden boats thread

    Flamingo looks nice. in fact all great - looks like a peter cole 40 in background - i think there i s one for sale now but - what sort of boat is in far background with flags down backsaty ?
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    J97 Tuning Hints

    Race with 7 min ? are they tender ?
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    Coolboats to admire

    Nice boat KDH - i think i will use your model of ownership.. .. what is it ?
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    Coolboats to admire

    i like the hood 32 - bit exxy for me though